What’s going on Thursday? (Julian Casablancas, Failure/Hum, Lower Dens, Krallice, NOFX, Oneida, Van Halen & more)
photo: Julian Casablancas at Hammerstein in 2014 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Failure, Hum, Nothing @ Webster Hall
Both Failure and Hum employed a mix of shoegaze, post-hardcore and alternative in the '90s that has proved to be ver influential on a lot of modern bands. One of those modern bands, Nothing, opens for them tonight.
Julian Casablancas + The Voidz, Cherry Glazerr, DJ Ballzy @ House of Vans
Julian Casablancas got his freak on a bit with new band The Voidz that went where the Strokes never did. (It's a weird record!) Catch them at the free House of Vans tonight with LA bright young things Cherry Glazerr.
Oneida, Lee Ranaldo/James McNew, Seabrook Power Plant @ Secret Project Robot
One of NYC's longest-running and most-respected indie rock bands, Oneida are best experienced live. Tonight they're promising an "extra-heavy" show with friends (like Lee Ranaldo and Yo La Tengo's James McNew) joining them onstage. Plus, Secret Project Robot is celebrating 10 years of doing it themselves, so this should be a one-of-a-kind evening.
Krallice, Geryon, Andromorphus Rexalia @ Trans-Pecos
Last month, black metallers Krallice surprised-released their first album in three years, and it saw them taking a bit of a rawer approach and sounding as strong as they ever have.
NOFX, toyGuitar @ Gramercy Theatre
NOFX have consistently been the snotty punk band they are today for over 25 years, and next week they're putting out a new documentary on the band. They'll screen it tonight, along with a Q&A with Going Off Track's Jonah Bayer & Steven Smith, and also play a live set. toyGuitar, a new-ish garage punk band with members of Swingin' Utters, One Man Army, Dead To Me and more, open.
Lower Dens, Newtown Radio DJs @ MoMA Nights
Part of the MoMA Nights series, Baltimore's Lower Dens will play in the lovely setting that is the museum's sculpture garden. Newtown Radio DJs will spin before and after. Free with museum entry.
Vessel, Ital, Aurora Halal, Earthen Sea, Damon Eliza Palermo @ Output
Tri Angle-signed leftfield electronic musician Vessel returns to NYC this week for two shows, this being the first. It's a good lineup, with Ital and Earthen Sea (who both used to play in Black Eyes) and more.
Aye Nako, Sneaks, Ursula, Space Meow @ Silent Barn
Aye Nako recently returned with the Blackest Eye EP on Don Giovanni, which sees them taking the smart pop punk of their 2013 debut LP in new directions.
Child Bite, Mountain of Wizard, Netherlands, Big Bitch @ Grand Victory
Art punk weirdos Child Bite will be in NYC this fall on tour with KEN mode, but you can see them sooner than that at their headlining show here tonight.
Van Halen @ Jones Beach
Van Halen have been a gateway band for rock and metal fans for almost four decades, and there's a reason their popularity refuses to wane. They're back with David Lee Roth these days, and this is their second of three NYC-area stops on this tour.
Luke Jenner, Tim Sweeney @ Elvis Guesthouse
Onetime Rapture singer Jenner and former DFA dude Tim Sweeney look to recapture a little of the early-'00s Plant Bar magic with this party they're calling Meditation Tunnel.
NAH, Channels, Drunken Sufis, Tippwerk, Salt People @ Trans-Pecos
Last night, noise-emo band 1994! played their first NYC show in years, and drummer/vocalist Mike Kuhn is sticking around to play another show tonight with his industrial rap project, NAH.
Rave of Thrones @ Irving Plaza
Kristian Nairn is best known these days as Hodor on Game of Thrones, but before that he was a respected club DJ. He's mixing both together tonight. Fake swords or glo-sticks? Probably both.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.
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